What got you into cosplay?
I've always been a huge fan of everything Nintendo, and love bring something from my mind to a physical realization. When I saw some of the incredible costumes on this site, I was inspired to give it a shot.
What was your first costume and why?
My Link costume was the first attempt at cosplaying, but was originally purposed for a summer job. When the job fell through, I had already done the planning for the costume, and I had two weeks of spare time to devote to this costume. After the completed costume exceeded my expectations, I realized I had a bit of skill and a lot of passion to keep doing this.
What is your favorite costume and why?
So far, my Ninja Turtle costume is my favourite. It took about two-and-a-half weeks of working from 8am to 6pm straight through to complete, and exposed me to working with an entirely new variety of materials.
Do you have a dream costume you'd like to make?
Samus Aran or Iron Man. A semi-functioning Iron Man costume is something I can't wait to create.
What has been your most memorable cosplay experience?
My most memorable cosplay experience was having my Link Costume create the inspiration to create a Smash Bros. Live event at my University. 255 people came to watch the event, and my costume inspired the entire thing. I directed the event, and created many of the other costumes for 20 characters in the brawl.
Do you participate in masquerades?
Have you won any awards for your costumes?
Not yet, but I don't really expect to. I'll be attending my first Comic Con next March, but I didn't create the costumes to win awards - I just love the challenge.
Tell us a little about yourself
I'm currently attending Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario. I've just finished year 2 of my math degree, and intend to graduate with my Bachelor of Education in two more years. I work at the University of Waterloo in the summers at an Engineering/Science Camp and love the job!
I also work for Marvel as a character actor for any events in my area. I've been Spiderman at the Sony store to promote Spiderman 3, and again at Storybook Gardens. I was also Iron Man at the Blue Jays opening game in 2009 and was on the field for the opening pitch. Very cool job.
My hobbies include photography, nunchucking, photo editing, camping and fishing.
My favorite anime
Dragonball Z for sure, and Pokemon!
My favorite game(s)
Oh - easily Ocarina of Time. Any of the Super Smash Bros. series, and Metroid Prime series. Final Fantasy VII is the best RPG of all time, and Wario Ware for Wii is the best party game.
My favorite book(s)
Lord of the Rings, Fionavar Tapestry and the Physics of Superheroes. ;)
My favorite character(s)
Spiderman, followed by Link, followed by Iron Man.
My favorite movies(s)
Ninja Turtles (live action), Transformers and Iron Man.
My favorite actors/actresses
Robert Downey Jr. - Kiss Kiss Bang Bang has some of the best dialogue of any movie I've ever seen.